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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result. Written by Studio Approved Synopsis

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He sees dead people... and they annoy him. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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19 September 2008 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£786,690 (UK) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

£6,370,608 (UK) (28 November 2008)
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The Beatles' "I'm Looking Through You" is used in the movie, one of the very few occasions where the original version of a Beatles song has been used in a film. See more »

Goofs

At the exhibition, when Gwen is conversing with Bertram, Gwen accidentally and briefly looks at Frank (standing in the foreground), realizes then turns away giving the appearance of an act of embarrassment. See more »

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Bertram Pincus: [pointing at the dog] When did you get your horse?
Gwen: A couple of months ago. I found him at this shelter in Long Island. They were gonna put him down.
Bertram Pincus: Then they lost their nerve, did they?
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Directly after the end titles fade to black, there is a brief outburst of near-hysterical laughter. See more »

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Sabre Dance
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Aram Khachaturian)
Played by violinist whilst the crowd chases Pincus through Central Park
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Ghost Town (2008) ***
28 September 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

What really made this rather familiar story work for me was British comedian Ricky Gervais in the part of a grouchy NY dentist who starts seeing ghosts after he has a peculiar mishap during a routine colonoscopy. This is a lightweight comedy/drama/love story with elements that we've seen plenty of times before, but as I said I thought Gervais made all the difference, and it's his picture entirely. Had the part been played by Adam Sandler, Jim Carey, or some other over-exposed celebrity, it wouldn't have been as effective. Greg Kinnear is really an afterthought here as a dead man who keeps appealing to Gervais to help break up the inevitable wedding of his widow (Tea Leoni). *** out of ****


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